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May 31, 2020 Speros Vryonis, Jr.
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Byzantium and Europe, by Speros Vryonis, Jr. (London, 1967), in 217 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages, with many color and monochrome plates.  The great Byzantinist's study of the rise and fall of the Byzantine Empire, and its relations with European powers (4th-15th centuries). Contents: 1. Transition from Antiquity and the Emergence of Byzantium; 2. Establishment of a Homogeneous Byzantine Society; 3. Decline; 4. Prostration and Collapse; Epilogue. Attached to the document are links to...
Topics: History, Historical, Medieval, Asia Minor, Anatolia, Byzantium, Byzantine Empire, Saljuqs, Mongols,...
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May 29, 2020 S. Kh. Mnatsakanyan
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Звартноц [Zvartnots], by S. Kh. Mnatsakanyan (Moscow, 1971), in 165 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages, with an English summary. This is a lavishly illustrated study of a 7th-century Armenian church, whose design influenced later structures. Stepan Khachatur Mnatsakanyan was a celebrated authority on Armenian art and architecture. Attached to the document are links to additional resources. Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Art, Architecture, Armenia, Armenian, Churches, Monasteries, Building
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Армянская миниатюра Крыма (XIV-XVII вв.) [Armenian Miniatures of Crimea (14th-17th centuries)], by Emma Korkhmazian (Erevan, 1978), in 209 bookmarked and searchable pdf page, with numerous color and monochrome plates.  This is an excellent study by a renowned art historian. The Armenian community of Crimea dates from the 11th century. Attached to the document are links to additional resources.  Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Art, Painting, Miniatures, Manuscripts, Armenia, Armenian, Crimea, Crimean, Monasteries, Churches,...
The Decline of Medieval Hellenism in Asia Minor and the Process of Islamization from the Eleventh through the Fifteenth Century, by Speros Vryonis, Jr. (Los Angeles, 1971), in 551 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages. A Wikipedia entry ( Speros Vryonis ) describes the author's life and invaluable achievements. DMH is a foundational work on the transformation of the population of the Byzantine Empire in Asia Minor/Anatolia from Christians and others who spoke Greek, Armenian, Syriac, and other...
Topics: History, Historical, Byzantium, Byzantine Empire, Asia Minor, Anatolia, Turkey, Medieval,...
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Հայկական կերպարվեստի պատմություն XVII-XIX [History of Armenian Portraiture in the 17th-19th Centuries], by Eghishe Martikyan (Erevan, 1971), in 289 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages, with numerous color and monochrome plates.  The first part of this work is devoted to the 17th-18th centuries, and the lives and works of artists in the Armenian diaspora and in Eastern Armenia.  Included are: Minas Jughayets'i, Hovhannes Mrk'uz, Step'anos Lehats'i, Astvatsatur...
Topics: Art, Portraiture, Portraits, Armenian, Armenia, Painting, Fine Arts, Asia Minor, Caucasus, Ottoman...
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May 13, 2020 Eghishe; Robert W. Thomson, translator
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History of Vardan and the Armenian War, by Eghishe, translated from Classical Armenian by Robert W. Thomson (London, 1982), in 358 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages. This is the story of a struggle for religious freedom waged by Christian Armenians against Zoroastrian Iran and its supporters in the Caucasus. Traditionally, Eghishe is considered a 5th-century author, like Ghazar P'arpets'i, describing the struggles of the mid-5th century.  However, 20th-century Armenian philologists such as...
Topics: History, Historical, Armenia, Armenian, Persia, Christianity, Religion, Warfare, Middle East, Iran,...
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May 10, 2020 Ghazar P'arpets'i; Robert W. Thomson, translator
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Ghazar's Letter, by Ghazar P'arpets'i. In this letter, the renowned 5th-century Armenian historian, Ghazar P'arpets'i, defends himself against what he calls "slanderous and jealous monks." The translation appears in Robert W. Thomson's History of Ghazar P'arpec'i (Atlanta, Georgia, 1991), pp. 247-266. The download also includes the book's Introduction, Appendices, and Bibliography, and has maps as attachments. Scanned by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: History, Historical, Armenia, Armenian, Arsacids, Arshakuni, Historians, Heresies, Marzpanate
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May 9, 2020 Tovma Artsruni; Robert W. Thomson, translator
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History of the House of the Artsrunik'  by Thomas Artsruni, translated from Classical Armenian by Robert W. Thomson (Detroit, 1985), in 409 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages. The work is divided into three books and contains a fourth book by continuators.  T'ovma, about whom almost nothing is known, lived in the second half of the ninth century and the first decade of the tenth century, and wrote about the role of the noble Artsruni/Ardzruni family in Armenian affairs. His History is a...
Topics: History, Historical, Medieval, Armenia, Armenian, Asia Minor, Vaspurakan, Lake Van, Arab Emirates,...
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May 9, 2020 Robert Drews
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Selected Writings of Robert Drews, in 232 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages.  The distinguished classicist published the studies below in a variety of books and journals between the years 1962 and 2000. A Wikipedia entry ( Robert Drews ) describes his interests and writings. The present document also has links to other works by Drews at Internet Archive. Compiled by Robert Bedrosian. Contents: "Diodorus and His Sources," from American Journal of Philology, Vol. 83, No. 4 (Oct.,...
Topics: History, Historical, Remote, Ancient, Classical, Assyria, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, Herodotus,...
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May 9, 2020 Robert Drews
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The Coming of the Greeks, by Robert Drews (Princeton, 1988), in 269 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages.  The book is subtitled Indo-European Conquests in the Aegean and the Near East. Drews suggests that sometime in the second millennium B.C., bands of armed warriors, riding in horse-drawn chariots, left eastern Asia Minor, eventually reaching Greece, the Levant, Egypt, Mesopotamia, Iran, and India. Contents: Introduction; Origins of the Question; Some Minority Views on the Coming of the...
Topics: History, Historical, Ancient, Remote, Bronze Age, Proto-Indo-Europeans, Hurrians, Hittites,...
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May 8, 2020 Robert Drews
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The Greek Accounts of Eastern History, by Robert Drews (Cambridge, Mass., 1973) Publication of the Center for Hellenic Studies, in 229 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages. Contents: Introduction, The Archaic Period, The Earliest Greek Accounts of Eastern History, The Histories of Herodotus, Herodotus' Successors, Conclusion, Notes, Selected Bibliography. A selection of maps of the ancient world from classical atlases is attached to the document. Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: History, Historical, Historiography, Ancient, Classical, Greek, Greece, Origins, Literature,...
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May 4, 2020 H. A. Manandian
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Studies by Hagop Manandian at Internet Archive, in 3 pdf pages. This is a clickable index for some of the author's foundational works. H. A Manandian (1873-1952) was a major historian of Armenian economic and cultural life, and the author of numerous studies.  A Wikipedia entry ( Hakob Manandian ) describes his life, interests, and legacy, and provides additional bibliography. Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: History, Historical, Ancient, Classical, Medieval, Armenia, Armenian, Asia Minor, Caucasus,...
Գառնիի հունարեն արձանագրությունը և Գառնիի հեթանոսական տաճարի կառուցման ժամանակը [The Greek Inscription at Gar'ni and the Time of the Construction of Gar'ni's Pagan Temple] (Erevan, 1946), in 60 pdf pages. In Armenian with a lengthy Russian summary. A Wikipedia entry ( Temple of Garni ), which has photos, describes the history of this structure, probably built in the first century A.D. Book digitized by Google and uploaded by...
Topics: History, Historical, Ancient, Classical, Hellenistic, Hellenism, Armenia, Armenian, Architecture,...
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Apr 27, 2020 Nicholas Adontz
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Studies by Nicholas Adontz at Internet Archive, in 7 searchable pdf pages. This is a clickable index for Internet Archive's large collection of Adontz' writings. Nicholas Adontz (1871-1942), one of the greatest investigators of Armenian and Byzantine history, "left more than 80 monographs on the history and literature of Medieval Armenia, Armenian-Byzantine relations, Armenian-Greek philology, mythology, religion, linguistics in the Armenian, Russian and French languages." A Wikipedia...
Topics: History, Historical, Ancient, Classical, Medieval, Armenia, Armenian, Asia Minor, Caucasus,...
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"Նիկողայոս Ադոնցի գիտական ժառանգությունը [The Scholarly Legacy of Nicholas Adontz]," by K. N. Yuzbashyan, from Patma-banasirakan handes 4(1962), pp. 115-128, in 14 pdf pages. A Wikipedia entry ( Nicholas Adontz ) describes the life and works of this remarkable historian of Armenia and Byzantium. Uploaded by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: History, Historical, Biography, Historians, Ancient, Medieval, Armenia, Armenian, Byzantium,...
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Apr 27, 2020 Nicholas Adontz
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"Հայ-ծաթերի ծագման մասին [On the Origin of Armenian-Tsats]," by Nicholas Adontz, from Hande's Amso'reay 26(1912), columns 257-271, in 9 pdf pages. This is an Armenian translation by L. Lisitsean of Adontz' Russian original (1911). Adontz reviews the Armenian and foreign sources which mention this mysterious group and disputes Marr's identification of them solely as Armenian Chalcedonians. He suggests instead that they were a community of Armenized gypsies...
Topics: Ethnography, History, Historical, Medieval, Armenia, Armenian, Armenian Church, Heresies, India,...
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Apr 25, 2020 A. Leo Oppenheim
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Studies of the Ancient Near East, by A. Leo Oppenheim, in 304 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages. The author published the 21 articles below in a variety of journals between the years 1943 and 1975. A Wikipedia entry ( A. Leo Oppenheim ) describes the life and enduring contributions of this renowned Assyriologist and historian. The present document also has a link to other works by Oppenheim at Internet Archive. Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: History, Historical, Ancient, Mesopotamia, Assyria, Assyriology, Syria, Middle East, Near East,...
"Բզնունեաց ծովի կղզիներու անապատներն ու վանքերը [The Hermitages and Monasteries on the Islands of Lake Bznunik' (Van)]," by Hamazasp Oskean/Oskian, from Hande's Amso'reay 53(1939), cols. 25-77, in 28 bookmarked pdf pages. Father Oskean describes several islands in Lake Van, which were sites of Armenian monasteries: Ktuts', Aght'amar, Ar'te'r, and the sometimes island of Ts'ipan/Artske'. In an earlier study, [ Լիմ անապատը Lim...
Topics: Church, Architecture, History, Historical, Monasteries, Armenia, Armenian, Hermitages, Retreats,...
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Apr 18, 2020 Robert W. Thomson
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Five Studies in Armenian Patristics, by Robert W. Thomson, in 64 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages. Robert William Thomson, the first professor of Armenian at Harvard (1969), published the studies below in a variety of journals between the years 1964 and 1982. The scans were made from the selection of reprints in Studies in Armenian Literature and Christianity, by Robert W. Thomson, Variorum (1994). A Wikipedia entry ( Robert W. Thomson ) describes his life and achievements. Attached to the...
Topics: Religion, Christianity, Church, Orthodoxy, Saints' Lives, Patristics, Armenia, Armenian, Greek,...
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"Early European Travelers and Their Contributions to the Study of Armenian Architecture," by Christina Maranci, from Journal of the Society for Armenian Studies, volume 10 (2000), pp. 7-28, in 22 searchable pdf pages with numerous illustrations.  This invaluable study by a renowned art historian examines the accounts and drawings of several influential travelers: Frederic Dubois de Montpereux, who was in the Caucasus in 1833-1834; Charles Texier and Austen Henry Layard (1850s); and...
Topics: Architecture, Art, Armenia, Armenian, Churches, Monasteries, Ani, Ejmiatsin, Geghard
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Apr 16, 2020 Robert W. Thomson
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"Architectural Symbolism in Classical Armenian Literature," by Robert W. Thomson, in 13 searchable pdf pages. This article appeared in Journal of Theological Studies 30 (Oxford, 1979), pp.102-114. The scan was made from the reprint in Robert W. Thomson, Studies in Armenian Literature and Christianity Variorum (1994), where it appeared as article IX. Material from 5th-15th century historical and ecclesiastical sources is examined. Attached to the document are links to additional online...
Topics: Architecture, Church, History, Historical, Monasteries, Armenia, Armenian, Hermitages, Retreats,...
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Apr 14, 2020 Hamazasp Oskean
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"Լիմ անապատը [The Lim Hermitage]," by Hamazasp Oskean/Oskian, from Hande's Amso'reay 52(1938), cols. 347-375, in 16 bookmarked pdf pages.  Lim (Adir) is the largest island in Lake Van, measuring about 4 by 1 miles (6.6 by 1.65 km.). It became the site of a monastery to Saint Gevork (built in 1305), which was in operation into the 20th century, and whose ruins are still visible. Father Oskean traces the history of the Armenian communities on the island, based on references...
Topics: Church, Architecture, History, Historical, Monasteries, Armenia, Armenian, Hermitages, Retreats,...
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Apr 12, 2020 Mario Bussagli
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Central Asian Painting, by Mario Bussagli (Geneva, 1979), in 132 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages, with many color plates.  This excellent work covers art of the 3rd-10th centuries. Contents: The Beginnings of Painting in Central Asia (Miran); The Aesthetics of Light; Pjandzikent and the Influence of Sogdiana; The School of Khotan; The Main Centers on the Northern Caravan Route; The Turfan Group; Conclusion; Bibliography; List of Illustrations. Attached to the document are links to...
Topics: Art, Painting, Central Asia, Bactria, Sogdia, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Iran, China, India, Miran,...
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Apr 10, 2020 Robert H. Hewsen
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"Caspiane: an Historical and Geographical Survey," by Robert H. Hewsen, from the journal Hande's Amso'reay 87(1973), cols. 87-106, in 11 searchable pdf pages.  The great historian and cartographer reviews what is known from Greek, Latin, and Armenian sources about the district of Kaspk'/Caspiane/Paytakaran on the western shore of the Caspian Sea, which at times was part of Armenian, Aghuanian, and Iranian states. Contents: Location, Physical Description, Ethnic Composition, History,...
Topics: History, Historical, Ancient, Classical, Caucasus, Caspian, Aghuania, Aghuans, Atropatene,...
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Apr 9, 2020 Victor Azarya
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"Armenians in Jerusalem: Historical Background," by Victor Azarya, in 48 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages. This is chapter 3, pp. 57-79, with chapter notes and bibliography, from the author's The Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem (Los Angeles, 1984). Maps and additional online resources appear as attachments to the document. Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: History, Historical, Armenia, Armenian, Jerusalem, Holy Land, Levant, Asia Minor, Caucasus,...
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Apr 8, 2020 Robert W. Thomson
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"Jerusalem and Armenia," by Robert W. Thomson, in 17 searchable pdf pages. This article appeared in Papers of the 1983 Oxford Patristic Conference, E. A. Livingstone, ed. (Kalamazoo, Mich., 1986), pp. 77-91. The scan was made from the reprint in Robert W. Thomson, Studies in Armenian Literature and Christianity Variorum (1994), where it appeared as article V. Thomson reviews historical and legendary information in this fascinating study. Amplified with bibliographical addenda and...
Topics: History, Historical, Armenia, Armenian, Jerusalem, Holy Land, Levant, Asia Minor, Caucasus,...
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Apr 7, 2020 Robert W. Thomson
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"The Armenian Image in Classical Texts," by Robert W. Thomson. This article appeared in The Armenian Image in History and Literature, Richard G. Hovannisian, ed. (Los Angeles, 1981), pp. 9-25. The scan was made from the reprint in Robert W. Thomson, Studies in Armenian Literature and Christianity Variorum (1994), where it appeared as article II. Classical Greek and Latin texts are examined. Attached to the document are links to additional Internet resources. Compiled by Robert...
Topics: History, Historical, Ancient, Classical, Armenia, Armenian, Greek, Roman, Latin, Classics, Images,...
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Mar 30, 2020 John Carswell; C.J.F. Dowsett
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Kutahya Tiles and Pottery from the Armenian Cathedral of St. James, Jerusalem -01, by John Carswell and C.J.F. Dowsett (Oxford, 1972), volume 1 of 2, in 170 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages, with many color and monochrome plates. From the book jacket: "In A.D. 1718/19, Armenian potters in Kütahya in north-western Turkey made a series of pictorial tiles for the restoration of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.  Never used for their original purpose, the majority were instead set in the...
Topics: Pottery, Ceramics, Bowls, Dishes, Art, Armenian, Armenia, Turkey, Middle East, Near East, Jerusalem
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Kutahya Tiles and Pottery from the Armenian Cathedral of St. James, Jerusalem -02, by John Carswell (Oxford, 1972), volume 2 of 2, in 234 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages, with many beautiful plates. From the book jacket: "...The second volume uses this material [from volume 1] to trace the origins and development of the Kütahya pottery industry from the fifteenth century onwards, and its relationship to the Ottoman pottery industry at Isnik. There is also a catalogue of the different...
Topics: Pottery, Ceramics, Bowls, Dishes, Art, Armenian, Armenia, Turkey, Middle East, Near East, Jerusalem
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Mar 28, 2020 William of Tyre
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A History of Deeds Done Beyond the Sea, by William, Archbishop of Tyre (New York, 1943), in 1129 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages.  The download contains both volumes of this two-volume set, translated and annotated by Emily Atwater Babcock and A. C. Krey.  A Wikipedia entry ( William of Tyre ) describes the life and achievements of the erudite William (1130-1186), whose valuable chronicle covers events to 1184, including the crusades of his day. Attached to the document are links to...
Topics: History, Historical, Medieval, Crusades, Crusaders, Chronicles, Middle East, Near East, Byzantium,...
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Mar 21, 2020 Sirarpie Der Nersessian
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Armenian Art -01, by Sirarpie Der Nersessian (New York, 1978). This is a major study by the renowned 20th-century art historian, lavishly illustrated with color plates. The large scan has been split into three parts for manageability. Contents of Part 1 of 3, in 103 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages: Ancient Armenia, Christian Armenia, Notes, and Bibliography. Attached to the document are links to additional online resources. Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Art, Architecture, Armenia, Armenian, Medieval, Churches, Miniatures, Asia Minor, Caucasus
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Mar 21, 2020 Sirarpie Der Nersessian
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Armenian Art -02, by Sirarpie Der Nersessian (New York, 1978). Contents of Part 2 of 3, in 115 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages: The Armenian Kingdoms: The Bagratids and Ardsrunis, The Kingdom of Cilicia, Notes, and Bibliography. Attached to the document are links to additional online resources. Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Art, Architecture, Armenia, Armenian, Medieval, Churches, Miniatures, Asia Minor, Caucasus,...
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Mar 21, 2020 Sirarpie Der Nersessian
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Armenian Art -03, by Sirarpie Der Nersessian (New York, 1978). Contents of  Part 3 of 3, in 118 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages: The Great Feudal Families, The Late Period, Conclusion, Notes, and Bibliography. Attached to the document are links to additional online resources. Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Art, Architecture, Armenia, Armenian, Medieval, Churches, Miniatures, Asia Minor, Caucasus
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Mar 15, 2020 G. A. Tiratsyan
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Selected Writings of G. A. Tiratsyan, in 392 bookmarked pdf pages. Gevork Tiratsyan, the celebrated philologist, archaeologist, and art historian, published these studies in various journals and books between the years 1959 and 1991. Tiratsyan excavated Armavir and Karmir Blur, and was a specialist in ancient Armenian pottery, ceramics, and glassware. The present document also has links to other writings by Tiratsyan at Internet Archive. Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Archaeology, Armenia, Armenian, Urartu, Urartian, Art, Jewelry, Asia Minor, Caucasus, Iran, Persia,...
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Mar 13, 2020 Lydia Durnovo
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Հայկական մանրանկարչություն [Armenian Miniatures] (Erevan, 1967), by Lydia Durnovo, in 137 bookmarked pdf pages, with numerous color plates.  This work is in Armenian, Russian, and French, while English material has been incorporated from the English translation of an earlier French edition. The French and English sections are searchable. Attached to the document are the Notes sections and also links to additional Internet resources. Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Art, Painting, Medieval, Armenian, Armenia, Church, Christianity, Manuscripts, Illumination,...
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Mar 13, 2020 Lydia Durnovo
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Armenian Miniatures (New York, 1961), in 184 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages, with many beautiful color plates. This edition, with text and notes by Lydia Durnovo, includes an introduction by Sirarpie Der Nersessian. The Armenian manuscript illuminations in this work mostly date from the 11th-17th centuries. Internet Archive also has other editions by Durnovo. Attached to the document are links to additional Internet resources.  Compiled by Robert Bedrosian. 
Topics: Art, Painting, Medieval, Armenian, Armenia, Church, Christianity, Manuscripts, Illumination,...
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Mar 8, 2020 Multiple authors
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Collected Armenian Folktales, in 368 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages. This collection contains material from Robert Arnot's Armenian Literature (New York, 1902), and from Leon Surmelian's Apples of Immortality (Los Angeles, 1968). The art work is from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (New York, 1946), illustrated by Sarkis Katchadourian. Attached to the document are links to additional Armenian folklore and mythology resources at Internet Archive. Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Folklore, Folktales, Armenian, Armenia, Mythology, Myths, Asia Minor, Caucasus, Tales, Legends,...
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Mar 2, 2020 Kurt Weitzmann
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"Byzantine Miniature and Icon Painting in the Eleventh Century," by Kurt Weiztmann, from Proceedings of the XIIIth International Congress of Byzantine Studies (London, 1967), in 43 searchable pdf pages, with numerous plates. Attached to the document are links to additional Internet resources. Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Art, Medieval, Byzantine, Byzantium, Icons, Miniatures, Painting, Church, Christianity, Asia Minor,...
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Feb 29, 2020 John Carswell
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New Julfa: The Armenian Churches and Other Buildings, by John Carswell (Oxford, 1968), in 213 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages, with numerous plates. New Julfa (Nor Jugha) is the Armenian quarter of Isfahan, Iran, which was established in the early 17th century by a forced relocation of Armenians from Nakhichevan. A Wikipedia entry ( New Julfa ) describes its history. Contents: 1. Introduction: The Historical Background; 2. The Churches; 3. Private Houses and the Museum; Appendix:...
Topics: History, Historical, Armenia, Armenian, Iran, Persia, Iranian, Persian, Architecture, Art,...
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Feb 24, 2020 Strong, Donald Emrys
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"The Etruscan Problem: an Historic People Who Left No History," by Donald Strong, in 32 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages, from Vanished Civilizations (New York, 1963), pp. 169-200, with numerous color plates. Contents: Before the Etruscans; The Birth of the New Culture; Who Were the Etruscans; An Alien Speech and Religion; The Rise of Etruscan Power; Cities and City-life; A Buried World: Tombs and Tomb-paintings; 'Disciplina Etrusca': the Worship of the Gods; The Mystery of the...
Topics: History, Historical, Ancient, Archaeology, Art, Italy, Greece, Language, Tombs, Worship
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Feb 21, 2020 Ihor Ševčenko
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"Russo-Byzantine Relations after the Eleventh Century," by Ihor Shevchenko/Ševčenko, from Proceedings of the XIIIth International Congress of Byzantine Studies (London, 1967), in 14 searchable pdf pages. Contents: Relations in General: Two Perspectives; Literary Relations: Two Perspectives; Ecclesiastical Relations in the Fourteenth Century: Two Alternatives. Scanned by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: History, Historical, Medieval, Russia, Russian, Byzantium, Byzantine Empire, Greek, Church History,...
"Отношения Древней Руси и Византии в XI - первой половине XIII в. [Relations of Ancient Russia and Byzantium in the 11th through the First Half of the 13th Centuries]," by G. G. Litavrin, A. P. Kazhdan, and Z. V. Udaltsova,  from Proceedings of the XIIIth International Congress of Byzantine Studies (London, 1967), in 25 bookmarked pdf pages. Scanned by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: History, Historical, Medieval, Russia, Russian, Byzantium, Byzantine Empire, Greek, Church
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The Illuminated Armenian Manuscripts of the Mekhitarist Congregation in Vienna (Vienna, 1977), by Heide and Helmut Buschhausen, with the assistance of Eva Zimmermann, abridged and translated from the original German by Evelyn Kain, in 114 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages. This is a selection of dazzling, rarely-seen Armenian manuscript illuminations, dating from the 10th-17th centuries. Attached to the document are links to additional Internet resources. Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Art, Painting, Drawing, Illuminations, Manuscripts, Medieval, Armenian, Armenia, Miniatures
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"Peoples of the Highland: The Vanished Cultures of Luristan, Mannai and Urartu," by E. D. Phillips, from Vanished Civilizations (New York, 1963), pp. 221-240, in 30 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages, with numerous color plates. The article covers the history and art of the period from about 1600 B.C. to 600 B.C. Contents: On the Fringes of the Mesopotamian Empires; Herdsmen and Bronze-workers of Luristan; The Bronzes; Who Were the Makers? A Buffer State: Mannai and its Troubled...
Topics: History, Historical, Ancient, Asia Minor, Lake Van, Mesopotamia, Iran, Persia, Luristan, Mannai,...
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Feb 17, 2020 Irene Melikoff
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La geste de Melik Dānişmend: étude critique du Dānişmendnāme (Paris, 1960), study and French translation by Irene Melikoff/Irène Mélikoff, in 452 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages. History and legend are blended in this medieval Turkish epic which describes the conquest from the Byzantines by the Saljuqs/Seljuqs/Seljuks of territory including Sivas/Sebastia, Amasia, Tokat/Evdokia, and Malatya/Melitene, in the late 11th-early 12th centuries.  Attached to the document is a page...
Topics: Folklore, Legends, History, Historical, Medieval, Asia Minor, Saljuqs, Turkey, Turks, Byzantine...
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Feb 11, 2020 Tadeusz Sulimirski
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"The Forgotten Sarmatians," by T. Sulimirski, from Vanished Civilizations (New York, 1963), pp. 279-288, with numerous plates, in 20 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages. Contents: The Ancient Homeland of the Sarmatians; A New Culture: the Royal Sarmatians; Masters of the Central Steppes: the Eastern Sarmatians; The Siraces of the Kuban; The Great Migrations; The Invasion of the West: the Iazyges; The Fight on the Frozen Danube; The Roxolani: 'Impetuous, Fierce and Irresistible'; New...
Topics: History, Historical, Ancient, Medieval, Sarmatians, Iran, Persia, Iranian, Persian, Nomads, Central...
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Jan 28, 2020 James Issaverdens
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Ուղեւորութիւն ի Պոմպէյ Հնդկաց [Journey to Indian Bombay], by Yakovbos Isavertents'/James Issaverdens/Issaverdenz/Issaverdents' (Venice, 1887), in 363 bookmarked pdf pages.  Father Isavertents' describes his train trip from Venice to Bombay during 1881-1882. Two thirds of this fascinating work deals with life in Bombay itself, including visits to important sites, and observations on society and customs in general, such as marriage and funeral rites. Book digitized by...
Topics: India, Indian, Travel, Travel Literature, Armenian, Armenia, Customs, Hinduism, Buddhism,...
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Jan 27, 2020 Step'annos Sarean
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Մագնիսական քուն [Magnetic Sleep (Hypnotism)], by Step'annos Sarean (Venice, 1899), in 174 bookmarked pdf pages.  An accurate summary of what was known about hypnotism in the late 19th century. Book digitized by Google and compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Science, Magnets, Magnetism, Hypnotism, Therapy
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Կ.-Պոլսոյ պաշարումը առումը եւ թալանը թուրքերու կողմէ 1453-ին [The Siege, Taking, and Sack of Constantinople by the Turks in 1453], by Gustave Schlumberger, translated from French to Armenian by A.A. (Polis, 1914), in 317 pdf pages with illustrations, bookmarked by chapter.  Internet Archive also has the French original , bookmarked by chapter. Digitized by Google and compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: History, Historical, Medieval, Asia Minor, Byzantium, Byzantine Empire, Turkey, Ottomans, Ottoman...
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Պատկերազարդ եւ Քարտիսաւոր Օսմանեան Պատմութիւն [Ottoman History, with Illustrations and Maps], by Grigor Margarean (Polis, 1912), in 288 pages, bookmarked by sultan. Attached to the document is a clickable list of sultans at Wikipedia. Book digitized by Google and compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: History, Historical, Asia Minor, Turkey, Ottomans, Ottoman Empire, Byzantium, Byzantine Empire,...
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Jan 23, 2020 Petros di Sarkis Gilanentz
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The Chronicle of Petros di Sarkis Gilanentz Concerning the Afghan Invasion of Persia in 1722, the Siege of Isfahan and the Repercussions in Northern Persia, Russia and Turkey, translated from the original Armenian and annotated by Caro Owen Minasian, with an Introduction and additional Notes by Laurence Lockhart (Lisbon, 1959). This important historical source appeared as a volume in the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Armenian Library series . Scanned by Robert Bedrosian, in 95 searchable and...
Topics: History, Historical, Iran, Persia, Iranian, Persian, Afghan, Afghanistan, Isfahan, Russia, Turkey,...
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Jan 23, 2020 Hippolytus
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The Chronicon of Hippolytus, translated from Greek and Latin by T. C. Schmidt and Nick Nicholas, in 60 pdf pages. A chronological, genealogical, and geographical record of humanity from Creation to about 234/235 A.D. Published on the Internet, 2010. A Wikipedia entry ( Hippolytus of Rome ) describes what is known about the author's life and works. Uploaded by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: History, Historical, Chronologies, Chronicon, Patristics, Christianity
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Պատկերազարդ զրուցատրութիւն հայերէնէ անգլիերէն [Illustrated Armenian-English Conversation], by I. A. Eran (Boston, 1920; fourth edition), in 352 bookmarked pdf pages. Comprises: Everyday Conversation, Letter Writing, Grammar, English-Armenian Reader, and Useful Information. The English part is searchable. This excellent and practical book can teach you English and/or Western Armenian. Digitized by Google and compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Language, Textbooks, Armenian, English, Grammar, Self-Study, Bilingual Texts
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Jan 22, 2020 Oscar Wilde
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Օսքար Ուայլտ. Լօրտ Արթհըր Սէվայլի Ոճիրը. պատմուածքներ, արձակ քերթուածներ [Lord Arthur Savile's Crime. Stories, prose poems], translated from English to Armenian by Yakob Y. Xashmanean (Polis, 1910), in 92 bookmarked pdf pages. This work contains Armenian translations from several of Oscar Wilde's books: all six poems from Poems in Prose (1894); and three short stories (1887): The Sphinx without a Secret, The Model Millionare, and Lord...
Topics: Literature, Poetry, Short Stories, Translated Literature, Armenian, Armenia
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Չահարմահալի հայ ժողովրդական բանահիւսութիւնը  [Armenian Folklore of Chaharmahal], by Aram Eremian (Vienna, 1923) in 91 bookmarked pdf pages, with a glossary. Chaharmahal borders on the New Julfa Armenian settlement of Isphahan. This material was collected from 13 villages in Iran whose inhabitants were settled in the vicinity by Shah Abbas (in 1606). A Wikipedia entry ( New Julfa ) describes the Armenian history of the area. Contents: Children's songs,...
Topics: Folklore, Children, Songs, Riddles, Armenia, Armenian, Iran, Persia, Iranian, Persian, Julfa, Jugha
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Jan 19, 2020 William Shakespeare
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Յուլիոս Կեսար [Julius Caesar], by William Shakespeare, translated from English to Armenian by Mat'ild G. Paghtasarean (Polis, 1910) in 153 pdf pages, bookmarked by act and scene. Digitized by Google and compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Literature, Translated Literature, Armenian, Armenia, Drama, Theater, Plays
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Jan 19, 2020 Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834; Lamb, Mary, 1764-1847
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Շէյքսփիրեան աւանդավէպեր [Tales from Shakespeare], by Charles and Mary Lamb, translated from English to Armenian by M. Veratsin (Boston, 1922), in 212 bookmarked pdf pages.  According to the Wikipedia entry ( Tales from Shakespeare ), this excellent work "is an English children's book written by brother and sister Charles and Mary Lamb in 1807. The book is designed to make the stories of Shakespeare's plays familiar to the young." The Armenian translation...
Topics: Literature, Translated Literature, Armenian, Armenia, Shakespeare, Juvenile Literature, Plays,...
Փաւստոս Բիւզանդ կամ Հայկական Եկեղեցւոյ սկզբնաւորութիւն [P'awstos Biwzand or the Beginnings of the Armenian Church], by Heinrich Gelzer, translated from German to Armenian by Ts'ovhan T'orosean (Venice, 1896), in 167 bookmarked pdf pages. Internet Archive has other works by this profound historian, including the German original ( Die Anfänge der armenischen Kirche (1895)). Book digitized by Google and compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: History, Historical, Church, Armenia, Armenian, Christianity, Asia Minor, Armenian Church, Buzand,...
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Հայաստանի մէջէն. Քսենոփոնի արշաւանքը մինչեւ Սեւ Ծով [Through Armenia. Xenophon's March to the Black Sea], by Eduard von Hoffmeister, translated from German to Armenian by Etan (Polis, 1913), in 306 bookmarked pdf pages. This work is a military, geographical, and ethnographic study made by the author during the years 1905 and 1908, following what he believed was the route taken by the Greek general Xenophon in 401 B.C. through eastern Asia Minor. The...
Topics: History, Historical, Xenophon, Anabasis, Travellers, Travel Literature, Armenia, Armenian, Black...
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Մասնական պատմութիւն հայ մեծատուններու 1400էն 1900 [Partial History of the Wealthy Armenians from 1400 to 1900], by Y. G. Mrme"rean/Mrmerian/Harutʻiwn G. Mrměrean (Polis, 1910; second printing), in 192 bookmarked pdf pages. The term metsatun ("of a great House") was used for wealthy merchants beginning in the Middle Ages. Internet Archive has other works by this author (click on the link near the author's name above, "by Harutʻiwn G....
Topics: History, Historical, Armenia, Armenian, Merchants, Business, Trade, Economy
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Jan 16, 2020 Paul Vinogradoff
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Ձեռնարկ ընդհանուր պատմութեան [Handbook of General History], by Paul Vinogradoff (Tiflis, 1912; second printing), translated from Russian to Armenian by G. Xazhak, in 293 bookmarked pdf pages. This volume is devoted to the ancient world. Internet Archive also has the Russian original ( Учебник всеобщей истории /Uchebnik vseobshchey istorii), as well as other works by the renowned author, who was a specialist in ancient and medieval legal history....
Topics: History, Historical, Ancient, Egypt, Mesopotamia, Levant, Greece, Macedonia, Rome, Roman Republic,...
Ընդարձակ Պատմութիւն Հայոց սկիզբէն մինչեւ մեր օրերը Պատկերազարդ [Comprehensive Illustrated History of the Armenians, from the Beginning to Our Own Days], by H. H. Chakmakjian (Boston, 1917), in 709 bookmarked pdf pages, with numerous maps and illustrations. This outstanding work is valuable not only for its excellent content, but as an example of the sophisticated type of publications produced by the Armenian-American community in the early...
Topics: History, Historical, Ancient, Medieval, Modern, Armenia, Armenian, Cilicia, Cilician, Textbooks,...
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Jan 12, 2020 Eusebius
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Jerome's Chronicle [Eusebius' Chronicle, Part II (Chronological Tables/Canons)]. The Latin text of J. K. Fotheringham (Oxford, 1905) was translated and edited by Roger Pearse and friends, Ipswich, UK, 2005. Roger Pearse, a British scholar and computer programmer, demonstrates his virtuoso skills in these astonishing and invaluable tables. Zipped HTML files. Internet Archive also has an English translation of Eusebius' Chronicle/Chronicon [Chronicle Part I], which these tables accompanied in...
Topics: History, Historical, Ancient, Chronicles, Chronicon, Chronological Tables, Mesopotamia, Chaldean,...
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Jan 11, 2020 Matti Moosa
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Selected Writings of Matti Moosa, in 411 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages. The renowned historian and Syriac scholar published these works in a variety of journals and books between the years 1967 and 2014.  Additionally, the document has links to Moosa's many articles and translations at Internet Archive.  Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: History, Historical, Syria, Syriac, Assyrian, Asori, Literature, Christianity, Church, Religion,...
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Jan 10, 2020 J. B. Segal
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"The Sabian Mysteries: The Planet Cult of Harran," by J. B. Segal, pp. 202-220 from Vanished Civilizations (New York, 1963), in 37 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages with numerous illustrations and color plates, amplified with links to Google Images. Contents: Ancient Harran and the Sin [Moon] Temple; The Beginning of the Problem; A Disordered Pantheon—Sin, Marilaha and Be'el Shamin; Edessa and its Mosaics; The Sabians through Moslem Eyes; The Daily Ritual; The 'Mysteries' of Pagan...
Topics: Religions, Beliefs, Faith, Sabians, Harran, Edessa, Planets, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Middle...
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Jan 9, 2020 Petros Hovhannisyan
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Մովսես Խորենացի Մատենագիտություն [Movses Xorenats'i Bibliography], by Petros Hovhannisyan (Erevan, 2013), in 440 bookmarked pdf pages. The celebrated Armenian philologist has produced a thorough and very welcome work.  Movses Xorenats'i, who is called "Armenia's Herodotus," is a much-revered and much-reviled figure (depending on one's perspective), who either lived in the 5th century A.D. or pretended to.  Hovhannisyan's edition catalogs and...
Topics: Bibliography, History, Historical, Literature, Armenia, Armenian, Grabar, Classical Armenian,...
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Jan 9, 2020 Movses Xorenats'i; Robert W. Thomson, translator
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Moses Khorenats'i, History of the Armenians [Books One and Two], translated from Classical Armenian by Robert W. Thomson (London, 1978), in 190 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages. History, myth, and legend are combined in the first two books of this unusual three-book work. Book One describes the earliest period and especially the origins of the noble families.  Book Two continues with the important royal dynasties and their deeds, to about A.D. 430. In this download, Thomson's Introduction...
Topics: History, Historical, Literature, Ancient, Armenia, Armenian, Myths, Folklore, Legends, Heroes,...
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Jan 4, 2020 Frederick Cornwallis Conybeare
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Studies by Frederick Cornwallis Conybeare at Internet Archive. F. C. Conybeare was a British orientalist and specialist on the Armenian Church.  A Wikipedia entry ( Frederick Cornwallis Conybeare ) describes his life and interests.  The present document has links to selected studies published in various books and journals between 1892 and 1921.  Additionally, there are links to Conybeare's many works at Internet Archive.  Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: History, Historical, Christianity, Bible, Literature, Patristics, Armenia, Armenian, Georgia,...
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Jan 3, 2020 Frederick Cornwallis Conybeare
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"Notes on Some Early Ecclesiastical Practices in Armenia," by Frederick Cornwallis Conybeare, from the journal Folklore, Vol. 18, No. 4 (Dec., 1907), pp. 432-435. A discussion of the baffling (and seemingly inappropriate) dress of some 4th-century clerics, mentioned in Book 6 of P'awstos Buzand's History.   Topics: sacred animal skins; scape-goats; and animal sacrifice. Uploaded by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Folklore, Customs, Superstitions, Christianity, Armenia, Armenian, Church, Vestments, Animal Skins,...
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Jan 3, 2020 Frederick Cornwallis Conybeare
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"Antiochus Strategos' Account of the Sack of Jerusalem in 614," translated by Frederick Cornwallis Conybeare, from the English Historical Review, 25(1910), pp. 502-517. The conquest of the city by the Persian Sasanians during the Byzantine-Sasanian war of 602-628 is described in a Wikipedia entry (Sasanian Conquest of Jerusalem). Antiochus was a 7th-century Byzantine Greek monk living in the area. The account Conybeare translates here was found in a precious 13th-century Georgian...
Topics: History, Historical, Ancient, Medieval, Iran, Persia, Sasanians, Byzantium, Byzantine Empire,...
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Jan 3, 2020 Frederick Cornwallis Conybeare
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"The Armenian Version of Juansher," by Frederick Cornwallis Conybeare, from Studia Biblica et Ecclesiastica, Essays chiefly in Biblical and Patristic criticism by Members of the University of Oxford, V(1893), pp. 67-88. Conybeare translates portions of the medieval Armenian version of the Georgian Chronicle ("Juansher") describing Saint Nino and the conversion to Christianity of Iberia/Georgia. This download also includes the article preceding it, which is an English...
Topics: History, Historical, Literature, Armenian, Georgian, Juansher, Georgian Chronicle, Nino,...
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Jan 3, 2020 Kh. A. Musheghyan
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Selected Writings of Khachatur A. Musheghyan, in 382 bookmarked pdf pages. Kh. A. Musheghyan, the distinguished Armenian numismatist, published these 31 studies in a variety of books and journals between the years 1959 and 1989. Additionally, the document has links to works of interest for Armenian numismatics, by Musheghyan and others.  Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Numismatics, Coins, Coinage, Money, Archaeology, History, Historical, Ancient, Medieval, Armenia,...
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Jan 2, 2020 Philip Grierson
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"Byzantine Coinage as Source Material," by Philip Grierson, from Proceedings of the XIIIth International Congress of Byzantine Studies (London, 1967), in 18 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages with extensive bibliography. An important survey of the period from 491 to 1453 by a distinguished numismatist. Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Numismatics, Coins, Money, Byzantium, Byzantine Empire, Asia Minor, Economics, History, Historical,...
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Jan 2, 2020 Kh. A. Musheghyan
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Հայաստանի դրամական գանձերը [Armenia's Coin Hoards/Treasures], by Kh. A. Musheghyan (Erevan, 1973), in 263 bookmarked pdf pages, with numerous plates and illustrations. Coins of the Hellenistic and Roman period found in Armenia. Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Numismatics, Coins, Archaeology, History, Historical, Armenia, Armenian, Hellenism, Greek, Rome,...
Սահմանադրութիւն Միացեալ Նահանգաց [Constitution of the United States]. The concepts and vocabulary of this remarkable document are inspiring in all languages; in this case, in Western Armenian. A Wikipedia entry ( Constitution of the United States ) describes its history and background. This extract is an appendix from H. H. Chakmakjian's A Comprehensive Dictionary English-Armenian/Ընդարձակ Բառարան անգլ.-հայ. (Boston, 1922), pp. 1412-1435, in...
Topics: Constitutions, United States, Government, Laws, Textbooks, Armenian, Armenia
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Jan 1, 2020 Peter Charanis
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"Observations on the Demography of the Byzantine Empire," by Peter Charanis, from Proceedings of the XIIIth International Congress of Byzantine Studies (London, 1967), pp. 445-463, in 20 searchable pdf pages. In this article, the celebrated Byzantinist and ethnographer attempts to calculate the population of the Byzantine empire at various periods in its thousand-year history. Internet Archive has other works by this important scholar (click on the link for the author's name above,...
Topics: Demography, Statistics, Population, History, Historical, Medieval, Middle Ages, Byzantium,...
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Jan 1, 2020 L. S. Khachikyan
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Studies by Levon S. Khachikyan, in 119 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages. L. S. Khachikyan, a renowned scholar of medieval Armenian history, editor of important serials, and compiler of critical editions of colophon collections, also was director of the Matenadaran in Erevan, Armenia, between 1954 and 1982. This document contains several studies published between 1949 and 1991, as well as links to Khachikyan's many works at Internet Archive.  Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: History, Historical, Medieval, Armenia, Armenian, Literature, Writing, Philology, Colophons,...
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Dec 30, 2019 T'ateos Astuatsaturian
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Համաբարբառ Հին եւ Նոր Կտակարանաց [Concordance of the Old and New Testaments]-01, by T'ateos Astuatsaturian (Jerusalem, 1895). The large scan has been split in two for manageability, and bookmarked by letter of the alphabet.  Volume 01 (this download), in 827 pdf pages, from  Ա. to Կ. Attached to the document is a file of clickable links to Armenian Church resources at Internet Archive. Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Bible, Old Testament, New Testament, Armenian, Armenia, Church, Concordance, Vocabulary
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Dec 30, 2019 T'ateos Astuatsaturian
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Համաբարբառ Հին եւ Նոր Կտակարանաց [Concordance of the Old and New Testaments]-02, by T'ateos Astuatsaturian (Jerusalem, 1895). Volume 02, in 762 pdf pages (from  Հ. to Օ.), bookmarked by letter of the alphabet.  Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Bible, Old Testament, New Testament, Armenian, Armenia, Church, Concordance, Vocabulary
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"A Medieval Armenian View of the Physical World: the Cosmology of Vardan Arewelc'i in His Chronicle," by Robert W. Thomson, in 18 searchable pdf pages. This article appeared in Revue des études arméniennes 23(1992) pp. 191-208. The scan was made from the reprint in Robert W. Thomson, Studies in Armenian Literature and Christianity, Variorum (1994), where it appeared as article VI. Attached to the document is another related article by Thomson, "Vardan's Historical Compilation...
Topics: History, Historical, Medieval, Cosmology, Armenian, Armenia, Natural Science, Science
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"A Probable Structure of a Protoform of the Ancient Armenian Song of Vahagn," by Vyacheslav V. Ivanov from Aramazd: Armenian Journal of Near Eastern Studies 6(2011), pp. 7-23,  in 19 searchable pdf pages. In this important study, the great philologist analyses the old Armenian hymn to the god Vahagn word by word, and explores its background in linguistics and mythology. Attached to the document is a page with links to additional resources at Internet Archive. Uploaded by Robert...
Topics: Mythology, Folklore, Legends, Motifs, Armenian, Armenia, Caucasus, Indo-European, Hittite, Urartian
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Dec 29, 2019 Robert W. Thomson
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Two Studies on Muhammad and Islam in Armenian Literature, by Robert Thomson, in 46 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages.  The download contains: "Muhammad and the Origin of Islam in Armenian Literary Tradition," in 32 pdf pages, from  Armenian Studies in Memoriam Haig Berberian, Dickran Kouymjian, editor (Lisbon, 1986), pp. 829-858; and "Armenian Variations on the Bahira Legend," from Harvard Ukrainian Studies, Vol. 3/4, Part 2. Eucharisterion: Essays presented to Omeljan...
Topics: History, Historical, Literature, Armenia, Armenian, Muhammad, Islam, Arabs, Legends, Folklore,...
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"The Third-Century Armenian Arsacids: A Chronological and Genealogical Commentary," by Cyril Toumanoff, in 50 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages. In this study, which appeared in Revue des études arméniennes 6(1969), pp. 233-281, the great Caucasiologist proposes a new chronology for the kings of Armenia for the period 180-330. Attached to the document are links to additional resources available at Internet Archive. Scanned by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: History, Historical, Armenia, Armenian, Chronology, Arsacids, Arshakuni, Iran, Persia, Rome, Roman...
Մարկոս Աւրելիոս կայսեր Իմաստասիրական եւ խրատական թուղթերը [Emperor Marcus Aurelius' Letters of Philosophy and Counsel] (Venice, 1868), translated from Latin to Armenian, in 425 pdf pages, bookmarked by letter. A Wikipedia entry ( Marcus Aurelius ) describes the life and works of this Stoic philosopher who ruled the Roman Empire from 161 to 180. Attached to the document is an Index of Project Gutenberg's Works of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus,...
Topics: Letters, Philosophy, Stoicism, Rome, Roman Empire, Emperors, Textbooks, Translated Literature,...
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Dec 25, 2019 Babken Arakelyan
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Selected Writings of Babken Arakelyan, in 921 bookmarked pdf pages. Babken Arakelyan, who headed the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography in Erevan, Armenia between the years 1959 and 1990, made many lasting contributions to the study of ancient and medieval Armenian history, art, and archaeology. The 35 studies in this download were published in a variety of journals and books between the years 1951 and 1995. Additionally, the document has links to other works by Arakelyan at Internet...
Topics: Archaeology, Art, Excavations, Armenia, Armenian, History, Historical, Ancient, Antiquity,...
Հայաստանի հնագիտական հուշարձանները, Հ. 2 Բրոնզեդարյան հուշարձաններ [The Archaeological Monuments of Armenia,  volume 2, Monuments of the Bronze Age], by H. A. Martirosyan   (Erevan, 1969), in 151 pdf pages. The Bronze age in the Near East is dated to about 3300–1200 B.C.  This work is in Armenian, Russian, and English.  Uploaded by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Archaeology, Armenia, Armenian, History, Historical, Ancient, Bronze Age, Prehistory, Asia Minor,...
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Dec 24, 2019 Multiple authors
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Հայաստանի հնագիտական հուշարձանները, #3. Հին Հայաստանի ապակին (I-IVդդ.) [The Archaeological Monuments of Armenia, no. 3. Glass of Ancient Armenia (1st-4th centuries)], (Erevan, 1969), by Babken Arakelyan, G. A. Tiratsyan, and Zh. D. Khachatryan, in 143 pdf pages. This work is in Armenian, Russian, and English.  Uploaded by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Archaeology, Armenia, Armenian, History, Historical, Ancient, Glass, Glass Making
Arkheologicheskie raskopki v Armenii, no. 3. Garni 1 [Archaeological Excavations in Armenia, no. 3. Garni 1] (Erevan, 1951), by Babken Arakelyan, in 135 pdf pages. A Wikipedia entry (Garni) describes the history of this ancient site. The present volume contains the results of the excavations of 1949-1950, from the series Археологические раскопки в Армении/Հնագիտական պեղումները Հայաստանում [Archaeological Excavations in Armenia]. ...
Topics: Archaeology, Architecture, Ancient, Antiquity, Armenia, Armenian, Cities, Temples, Deities,...
Arkheologicheskie raskopki v Armenii, no. 7. Garni 2 [Archaeological Excavations in Armenia, no. 7. Garni 2], (Erevan, 1957), by Babken Arakelyan, in 133 pdf pages. Results of the excavations of 1951-1955, from the series Археологические раскопки в Армении/Հնագիտական պեղումները Հայաստանում [Archaeological Excavations in Armenia].  Uploaded by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Archaeology, Architecture, Ancient, Antiquity, Armenia, Armenian, Cities, Temples, Deities,...
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Հնագիտական պեղումներ Հայաստանում no. 10. Գառնի III [Archaeological Excavations in Armenia no. 10. Garni 3], by B. N. Arakelyan and G. H. Karaxanyan (Erevan, 1962), in 157 pdf pages. Results of the excavations of 1949-1956, from the series Археологические раскопки в Армении/Հնագիտական պեղումները Հայաստանում [Archaeological Excavations in Armenia]. Uploaded by Robert Bedrosian.
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Arkheologicheskie raskopki v Armenii, no. 16. Artashat I [Archaeological Excavations in Armenia, no. 16. Artashat 1] (Erevan, 1982), by Babken Arakelyan, in 180 pdf pages. Results of the excavations of 1970-1977, from the series Археологические раскопки в Армении/Հնագիտական պեղումները Հայաստանում [Archaeological Excavations in Armenia]. A Wikipedia entry (Artashat) describes the history of the city.  Uploaded by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Archaeology, Ancient, Antiquity, Armenia, Armenian, Cities, History, Historical, Artaxiads, Trade...
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Dec 24, 2019 John Mamikonean
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John Mamikonean's History of Taron, in 31 bookmarked and searchable pdf pages. This is a pdf version of an English translation made by Robert Bedrosian from the Classical Armenian text (Venice, 1889) and published in 1985. The History of Taron, despite its name, is not a history. Rather, it is a relatively short "historical" romance in five parts, purporting to describe significant events occurring in the district of Taron, to the southwest of Lake Van, during the Byzantine-Iranian...
Topics: Folklore, Historical Fiction, Tales, Legends, Medieval, Literature, Taron, Karapet, Spirits, Asia...
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Dec 22, 2019 Anya Kayaloff
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Episodes of My Life, by Anya Kayaloff (New York, 2002), in 122 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages, with photos. Ania/Anya Tarasoff Kayaloff was a noted figure in the New York Armenian community. In this charming autobiography she describes her childhood and early life in pre-revolutionary Russia, and her subsequent life after leaving Russia for Europe and finally for the United States. Scanned by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Biography, Emigres, Russia, America, Russian Revolution, Baku, Armenia, Armenian, Czarist Russia
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Dec 22, 2019 Awedik' Arasxaneants'
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Արեւելեան ազգերի հին պատմութիւնը  [The Ancient History of Eastern Peoples], by Awetik' Arasxaneants' (Tiflis, 1891), in 302 bookmarked pdf pages.  Contents: Egypt, Phoenicia, Mesopotamia (Chaldea, Assyria, Babylonia), and Iran (Media, Persia). Book digitized by Google and compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: History, Historical, Ancient, Middle East, Near East, Fertile Crescent, Egypt, Mesopotamia, Levant,...
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Dec 22, 2019 Cyril Toumanoff
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"The Background to Mantzikert," by Cyril Toumanoff, from Proceedings of the XIIIth International Congress of Byzantine Studies (London, 1967), in 30 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages. This important study of the prelude to the battle (1072) and the conquest of Asia Minor by the Saljuqs/Seljuks, is followed by two supplementary papers: Sirarpie Der Nersessian's "Armenia in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries," and R. W. Thomson's "The Influence of their Environment on the...
Topics: History, Historical, Armenia, Armenian, Byzantium, Byzantine Empire, Georgia, Georgian, Caucasus,...
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Dec 22, 2019 Brothers Grimm
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Գերմանական ազգային առակներ [German National Fables], by the Grimm Brothers, translated from French to Armenian by Esayi Ter Grigoreants', in 122 bookmarked pdf pages. The download contains both parts of this two-part work (St. Petersburg, 1864), and also includes links to resources at Internet Archive. Scanned by AR&AR and compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Literature, Folklore, Tales, Fables, Stories, Juvenile Literature, Textbooks, Translated...
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Dec 19, 2019 Sirarpie Der Nersessian
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Aght'amar, Church of the Holy Cross, by Sirarpie Der Nersessian (Cambridge, Mass, 1965), in 132 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages, with numerous plates. A Wikipedia article ( Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Aghtamar ) describes the history of this remarkable monument which was built in the 10th century on an island in Lake Van. Another Wikipedia entry ( Sirarpie Der Nersessian ) describes the life and works of the renowned author. Scanned by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Architecture, Art, Sculpture, Painting, Armenia, Armenian, History, Historical, Medieval,...
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Dec 17, 2019 Alexandre Dumas
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Բասդիլի առումը [The Taking of the Bastile], by Alexandre Dumas, translated from French to Armenian by Mihran Paghdasarean (Tabriz, 1906) in 273 pdf pages, bookmarked by chapter.  A Wikipedia entry (Alexandre Dumas) describes the life and works of this renowned 19th-century author. The Storming of the Bastille took place on July 14, 1789 in Paris, and was a prelude to the French Revolution of 1830. Attached to the document is an English translation, also indexed by chapter. Book...
Topics: Literature, Historical Fiction, Translated Literature, Armenian, Armenia, French Revolution
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Dec 13, 2019 Mkhitar Gosh; Robert W. Thomson, translator
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The Lawcode [Datastanagirk'] of Mxit'ar Goš, translated with commentary and indices by Robert W. Thomson (Atlanta, GA, 2000), in 361 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages. Gosh wrote this work in the late 12th century, based on earlier sources and on his understanding of justice as a compassionate cleric. Thomson's excellent translation is preceded by an introduction which describes the life of Mxit'ar (Mkhitar/Mkhit'ar), the Lawcode, Mxit'ar's sources, his own views, and the impact that the...
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Dec 11, 2019 Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre
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Պօղոս եւ Վիրգինիա [Paul and Virginia], by Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, translated from French to Armenian by Eduard Hiwrmiwz (Venice, 1860), in 240 pdf pages. The author of this popular novel (1788), who also was a prominent botanist, describes a romance between two young people on the island of Mauritius. The lush plant life of the island paradise and its simple society is contrasted with the corruption and social strictures of France on the eve of the Revolution....
Topics: Literature, Novels, Translated Literature, Armenian, Armenia, Flora, Fauna, Mauritius